Covid-19: the departments where the eighth wave is already present

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As the summer is nearing its end, the number of cases of Covid-19 recorded are increasing. In total, 41,850 new cases have been confirmed this week. This is still an increase of 55.5%, indicates Public Health.

A worrying development for the Minister of Health, who already sees the beginnings of the resumption of the pandemic. “We are going to have an eighth wave, so we have to be vigilant” he warned on Friday September 9, informs Midi-Libre.

And it seems that it is already there. The incidence rate, that is to say the number of cases over 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants, has swelled, this week in particular.

In 20 departments, it is well above the threshold recommended by the government, namely 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Is yours one of them? To find out, Planet has produced the slideshow below which lists them, based on data collected by the Covid-Tracker site.

This epidemiological rebound is not trivial. It is children under 10 who are most affected by the coronavirus, explains France Info. Why ? Although the increase had begun before, it was with the start of the school year that it clearly increased.

Pascal Crépey, teacher-researcher in epidemiology at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health notes: “This is a characteristic of Covid-19, it spreads first among the youngest and most dynamic categories”.

His words, reported in the columns of La Dépêche, are alarming about the future of the eighth wave, because for the scientist, “There is a cascading effect, and the oldest people will be gradually affected by the virus”.

However for the time being, only 59.9% of the population has received a complete primary vaccination and a booster dose in France, recalls Public Health…